Procreation: a new imaginative collection of high jewelery signed Lydia Courteille ♦ ︎
Designing a collection of high jewelery starting from an existential question is not a very widespread activity. But, on the other hand, even the jewels like the ones that Lydia Courteille creates aren’t widespread. Indeed, there is only one designer capable of conceiving and making jewelry like hers: herself. So, you should not be surprised if his new, powerful jewelry collection, Procreation, starts from the chicken and egg question. You can joke about it, but if you think about it, from this proverbial question you can move on to deeper reasoning, which embraces philosophy, spirituality and, last but not least, scientific research. Lydia Courteille chooses, however, a fourth road: that of jewelry.
The collection, presented on July 2nd on the occasion of the Haute Couture Week in Paris, starts from the question cited a few lines earlier to widen the discussion at birth and nature. Because, hens and eggs aside, the true creator of a work is the artist himself. In this case, in fact, the Parisian designer.
There is also a second reading in this series of animals ready to enter the world: style. The one chosen by Lydia Courteille winks to the Surrealist movement, in a broad sense, that is, from the Flemish Jerome Bosch to Salvator Dali. But, as the author of the collection pointedly pointed out, there is also a reference to a fairy tale by La Fontaine: the golden eggs hen. It is just appropriate to say it.